'''South Carolina''' is a U.S. state|state
in the Southeastern United States|southeastern United States
, bordered to the north by North Carolina
, to the south and west by Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia
across the Savannah River
, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean
The Province of South Carolina
became a slave society after rice
and indigo dye|indigo
became established as commodity crops. From 1708, a majority of the population were slaves, many born in Africa.
South Carolina was the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation
and the eighth state to ratify the United States Constitution|U.S. Constitution
on May 23, 1788. South Carolina became the first state to vote to secede from the United States|Union
on December 20, 1860. After the American Civil War
, it was readmitted into the United States on June 25, 1868.
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